Zone of Blue
Zone of Blue is the eighth studio album by Dogbowl, independently released on May 15, 2015 by 62TV Records. All tracks written except "Love in Vain" by Robert Johnson. Adapted from Zone of Blue liner notes
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects, developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself, its aim was to "resolve the contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality". Works of surrealism feature the element of unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement. Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe affecting the visual arts, literature and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice and social theory; the word'surrealism' was coined in March 1917 by Guillaume Apollinaire three years before Surrealism emerged as an art movement in Paris.
He wrote in a letter to Paul Dermée: "All things considered, I think in fact it is better to adopt surrealism than supernaturalism, which I first used". Apollinaire used the term in his program notes for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, which premiered 18 May 1917. Parade was performed with music by Erik Satie. Cocteau described the ballet as "realistic". Apollinaire went further, describing Parade as "surrealistic": This new alliance—I say new, because until now scenery and costumes were linked only by factitious bonds—has given rise, in Parade, to a kind of surrealism, which I consider to be the point of departure for a whole series of manifestations of the New Spirit, making itself felt today and that will appeal to our best minds. We may expect it to bring about profound changes in our arts and manners through universal joyfulness, for it is only natural, after all, that they keep pace with scientific and industrial progress; the term was taken up again by Apollinaire, in the preface to his play Les Mamelles de Tirésias, written in 1903 and first performed in 1917.
World War I scattered the writers and artists, based in Paris, in the interim many became involved with Dada, believing that excessive rational thought and bourgeois values had brought the conflict of the war upon the world. The Dadaists protested with anti-art gatherings, performances and art works. After the war, when they returned to Paris, the Dada activities continued. During the war, André Breton, who had trained in medicine and psychiatry, served in a neurological hospital where he used Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic methods with soldiers suffering from shell-shock. Meeting the young writer Jacques Vaché, Breton felt that Vaché was the spiritual son of writer and pataphysics founder Alfred Jarry, he admired the young writer's anti-social disdain for established artistic tradition. Breton wrote, "In literature, I was successively taken with Rimbaud, with Jarry, with Apollinaire, with Nouveau, with Lautréamont, but it is Jacques Vaché to whom I owe the most."Back in Paris, Breton joined in Dada activities and started the literary journal Littérature along with Louis Aragon and Philippe Soupault.
They began experimenting with automatic writing—spontaneously writing without censoring their thoughts—and published the writings, as well as accounts of dreams, in the magazine. Breton and Soupault wrote The Magnetic Fields. Continuing to write, they came to believe that automatism was a better tactic for societal change than the Dada form of attack on prevailing values; the group attracted additional members and grew to include writers and artists from various media such as Paul Éluard, Benjamin Péret, René Crevel, Robert Desnos, Jacques Baron, Max Morise, Pierre Naville, Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Man Ray, Hans Arp, Georges Malkine, Michel Leiris, Georges Limbour, Antonin Artaud, Raymond Queneau, André Masson, Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert, Yves Tanguy. As they developed their philosophy, they believed that Surrealism would advocate the idea that ordinary and depictive expressions are vital and important, but that the sense of their arrangement must be open to the full range of imagination according to the Hegelian Dialectic.
They looked to the Marxist dialectic and the work of such theorists as Walter Benjamin and Herbert Marcuse. Freud's work with free association, dream analysis, the unconscious was of utmost importance to the Surrealists in developing methods to liberate imagination, they embraced idiosyncrasy, while rejecting the idea of an underlying madness. As Salvador Dalí proclaimed, "There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."Beside the use of dream analysis, they emphasized that "one could combine inside the same frame, elements not found together to produce illogical and startling effects." Breton included the idea of the startling juxtapositions in his 1924 manifesto, taking it in turn from a 1918 essay by poet Pierre Reverdy, which said: "a juxtaposition of two more or less distant realities. The more the relationship between the two juxtaposed realities is distant and true, the stronger the image will be−the greater its emotional power and poetic reality."The group aimed to revolutionize human experience, in its
Éditions Albin Michel
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Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain
Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain is the second studio album by Dogbowl, released in 1991 by Shimmy Disc. All tracks written by Dogbowl. Adapted from Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain liner notes
Band (rock and pop)
A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre. The four-piece band is the most common configuration in pop music. Before the development of the electronic keyboard, the configuration was two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer. Another common formation is a vocalist who does not play an instrument, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, a drummer. Instrumentally, these bands can be considered as trios; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing; some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Jam, ZZ Top, Green Day, while power trios with the bass guitarist on lead vocals include Cream, The Police and Motörhead.
Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. Two-member rock and pop bands omit one of these musical elements. In many cases, two-member bands will omit a drummer, since guitars, bass guitars, keyboards can all be used to provide a rhythmic pulse. Examples of two-member bands are The White Stripes, Pet Shop Boys, Flight of the Conchords, the Ting Tings, Hall & Oates, Twenty One Pilots and T. Rex; when electronic sequencers became available in the 1980s, this made it easier for two-member bands to add in musical elements that the two band members were not able to perform. Sequencers allowed bands to pre-program some elements of their performance, such as an electronic drum part and a synth bass line. Two-member pop music bands such as Soft Cell and Yazoo used pre-programmed sequencers. Other pop bands from the 1980s which were ostensibly fronted by two performers, such as Wham!, Eurythmics and Tears for Fears, were not two-piece ensembles, because other instrumental musicians were used "behind the scenes" to fill out the sound.
Modern bands that use this format include Ninja Sex Death Grips. Two-piece bands in rock music are quite rare. However, starting in the 2000s, blues-influenced rock bands such as the White Stripes and the Black Keys utilized a guitar-and-drums scheme. Death from Above 1979 featured a bass guitarist. Tenacious D is a two-guitar band. Ratatat are a two-guitar band. W. A. S. P. Guitarist Doug Blair is known for his work in the two-piece progressive rock band signal2noise, where he acts as the lead guitarist and bassist at the same time, thanks to a special custom instrument he invented. Heisenflei of Los Angeles duo the Pity Party plays drums and sings simultaneously. Royal Blood is a two-piece band that drums along with electronic effects; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing.
Some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are Campsite 85, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Muse. A handful of others with the bassist on vocals include Thin Lizzy, Rush, Motörhead, the Police and Cream; some power trios feature two lead vocalists. For example, in the band Blink-182 vocals are split between bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist Matt Skiba, or in the band Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J. Mascis is the primary songwriter and vocalist, but bassist Lou Barlow writes some songs and sings as well. An alternative to the power trio are organ trios formed with an electric guitarist, a drummer and a keyboardist. Although organ trios are most associated with 1950s and 1960s jazz organ trio groups such as those led by organist Jimmy Smith, there are organ trios in rock-oriented styles, such as jazz-rock fusion and Grateful Dead-influenced jam bands, for instance Medeski Martin & Wood. In organ trios, the keyboard player plays a Hammond organ or similar instrument, which permits the keyboard player to perform bass lines and lead lines.
A variant of the organ trio are trios formed with an electric bassist, a drummer and an electronic keyboardist such as the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A power trio with the guitarist on lead vocals is a popular record company lineup, as the guitarist and singer will be the songwriter. Therefore, the label only has to present one "face" to the public; the backing band may or may not be featured in publici
2010 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2010. February – The Wheeler Centre, Australia's "literary hub", is opened. April 3 – The Apple iPad electronic book-reading device is released. April 12 – The little-known author Paul Harding wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his debut novel Tinkers published by the tiny Bellevue Literary Press. June 24 – Neil Gaiman becomes the first author to win both the Carnegie Medal in Literature and the Newbery Medal for the same book — The Graveyard Book. July 27 – Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy becomes an international sensation; as of May 2010, a total of 27 million copies have been sold worldwide. On July 27 Amazon says. August 13 – Time magazine puts Jonathan Franzen on its cover for his novel Freedom, the first time an author has appeared here since 2000 with Stephen King. October 7 – The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa for "his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance and defeat".
October 12 – Howard Jacobson wins the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question November 9 – Johanna Skibsrud wins the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel The Sentimentalists. November 16 – The 2010 Governor General's Awards are announced. Winners include Dianne Warren for English fiction, Kim Thúy for French fiction, Richard Greene for poetry and Robert Chafe for drama. November – Mark Twain's Autobiography is published 100 years after the author's death, the delay instructed by Twain himself. Unofficial copies had been published several times during the 20th century. Book censorship in the Republic of Ireland by the state ceases. Martin Amis – The Pregnant Widow Paul Auster – Sunset Park Paolo Bacigalupi – Ship Breaker Brunonia Barry – The Map of True Places Robert Jackson Bennett – Mr. Shivers Peter Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America Eddie Chuculate – Cheyenne Madonna Robert Coover – Noir Michael Cunningham – By Nightfall Don DeLillo – Point Omega Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad Bret Easton Ellis – Imperial Bedrooms Joshua Ferris – The Unnamed Aminatta Forna – The Memory of Love Jonathan Franzen – Freedom Matthew Gallaway – The Metropolis Case Seth Grahame-Smith – Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Sara Gruen – Ape House Michel Houellebecq – The Map and the Territory Rabee Jaber – دروز بلغراد Howard Jacobson – The Finkler Question Anjali Joseph – Saraswati Park Stacey Kade – The Ghost and The Goth Stephen King Blockade Billy Full Dark, No Stars Sca-Ji – Wonderful Everyday Nicole Krauss – Great House Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest John Le Carre – Our Kind of Traitor Dennis Lehane – Moonlight Mile Tao Lin – Richard Yates Ian McEwan – Solar Jon McGregor – Even the Dogs Yann Martel – Beatrice and Virgil Maaza Mengiste – Beneath the Lion's Gaze David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Martin Mosebach – What Was Before Anirban Mukherjee – Love, A Rather Bad Idea Ben Myers – Richard: A Novel Chuck Palahniuk – Tell All Philip Pullman – The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Lincoln Peirce – Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Philip Roth – Nemesis Amy Sackville – The Still Point Ashwin Sanghi – Chanakya's Chant David Sedaris – Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary Sarah Selecky – This Cake Is for the Party Lola Shoneyin – The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives Gary Shteyngart – Super Sad True Love Story Kim Thúy – Ru Valerie Toranian – Pour en Finir avec la Femme Mario Vargas Llosa – The Dream of the Celt David Almond The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon My Name is Mina Slog's Dad Swati Avasthi – Split Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay Diane Duane – A Wizard of Mars John Flanagan – The Emperor of Nihon-Ja Stephen Krensky – Mother's Day Surprise Matthew J. Kirby – The Clockwork Three Laura Leiner Szent Johanna gimi 1 – Kezdet Szent Johanna gimi 2 – Együtt Szent Johanna gimi 3 – Egyedül Pat Miller – Squirrel's New Year's Resolution Robert Muchamore – Brigands M. C.
Jim Murphy – THE CROSSING: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution Garth Nix – Lord Sunday James Patterson – Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel Jerry Pinkney – Three Little Kittens Philip Reeve – A Web of Air Rick Riordan The Lost Hero The Red Pyramid Salman Rushdie – Luka and the Fire of Life Clare Vanderpool – Moon Over Manifest Kiersten White – Paranormalcy N. D. Wilson – The Chestnut King Peter Handke – Storm Still Sabrina Mahfouz – That Boy Shahid Nadeem – Dara Bruce Norris – Clybourne Park Nina Raine – Tribes Anya Reiss – Spur of the Moment Alexis Stamatis – Dakrygona Zlatko Topčić – I Don't Like Mondays Laura Wade – Posh David Williamson – Let the Sunshine Stephen Sondheim – Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics See 2010 in poetry. Jim Butcher – Changes Amish Tripathi – The Immortals of Meluha Linda Vero Ban – What Does It Mean To Be Jewish? Bill Bryson – At Home: A Short History of Private Life